Sunday, January 24, 2010
Sanskriti Museum of Terracotta
Sanskriti Foundation's Museum of Indian Terracotta is located on Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road, at Ayanagar, just outside Delhi. Terracotta artists and potters from all over India have created on location a variety of exuberant and sophisticated figurettes and panels; these pieces are housed in aesthetic mud-walled enclosures.
Entry is free, and the Foundation offers residency programs for artists and scholars to reflect and contemplate, interact and get inspired, and create.
Sanskriti Museum of Everyday Art and Sanskriti Museum of Indian Textiles are co-located in the same campus. The former showcases plenty of metal objects from the last couple of centuries, and the latter displays rich textile traditions from all over India. Here is a piece of info that is put up at the textiles hall - at the time synthetic indigo was produced in Germany in 1897, India was exporting 8 million kg of the natural pigment....
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